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Facebook's new News Feed: Bigger is better

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by JokerNikx, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. JokerNikx

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    Facebook today unveiled a redesigned News Feed that incorporates bigger images and allows customization, giving the site a much-needed overhaul that the company hopes will ultimately keep user attention and attract advertisers.

    Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg noted Facebook's goals for the new News Feed are richer story design, choice of different feeds, and a consistent experience on mobile devices and desktop Web browsers.
    "What we're trying to do is give everyone in the world the best personalized newspaper we can," Zuckerberg said. "The best personalized newspaper should be intricate, rich, and engaging."
    The changes include a redesigned layout with larger images of maps, news articles, photos, and apps information, like a Pinterest post. Users can choose to sort the feed chronologically or only look at things like what music people are listening to or what events are happening. And depending on the things a user has liked on Facebook in the past, he or she will see articles that are trending and that are most relevant.
    The company noted it has several new feeds to explore in addition to the same News Feed users have today. They include:

    • All Friends -- a feed that shows you everything your friends are sharing
    • Photos -- a feed with nothing but photos from your friends and the Pages you like
    • Music -- a feed with posts about the music you listen to
    • Following -- a feed with the latest news from the Pages you like and the people you follow
    Chris Cox, vice president of product at Facebook, said the company wanted a "more modern and clean" interface for users. He noted the company took design principles from phones and tablets and brought them over to the Web.

    The redesigned News Feed will start rolling out to a small number of people on the Web today and will then show up on phones and tablets over the next few weeks.
    "Because this is a big change on the Web, we're going to be very careful and slow in how we move it out," Cox said. When the product is more "polished," it will be rolled out broadly.

    The changes shown today are the first big overhaul of News Feed, the first page people see when logging into the site, since Facebook debuted the product in September 2006. The changes could have significant, far-reaching consequences that affect how people use Facebook and determine whether the social network can capitalize on its most prized asset without driving people away.
    News Feed may have been due for an update, but that doesn't mean users are going to like it. Facebook often tweaks its offering and introduces new items to its site, but few changes are as noticeable as the ones made to News Feed. That means few have as big a chance to freak out users. Even the slightest adjustments, like the ability to sort by Top Stories or Most Recent -- a feature added in late 2011 -- have angered Facebook users who resent change.

    Courtesy : Cnet


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  2. innozemec

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    any idea how far is it going to affect the page owners and advertisers ??
     
  4. BackY

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    as pages are put in the last tab it means we are going to get fucked pretty good :D
     
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    Join the list .. facebookdotcom/about/newsfeed
     
  6. partymarty4870

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    my guess is that it will help advertisers at the expense of marketers and users - isn't that the way things work nowadays?
     
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    Looks Nice and better.
     
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    There's also a "targeted audience/control who sees this post" thing on Facebook pages status'
     
  9. SeoWrecker

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    i feel the same it will go in the favour of advertisers as facebook relies more on the advertisers for their revenue
     
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    that was pretty expected :mad: facebook is the only platform i use to drive my traffic :(
     
  11. vcbvcb

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    Great update by facebook!